Dear Parents and guardians,
What an amazing evening of entertainment and enjoyment we all experienced last Friday. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the PTA for organizing such a wonderful event and Sotogrande SA and La Reserva for their sponsorship of the children’s activities.
As I walked around, talked to people, met visitors on the entrance and took my turn to run stalls, it was a huge delight to feel the community connection. The stage provided our students from across the school the opportunity to build confidence, challenge fears and share their gifts. Thank you to the Peripatetic team, Mr Luis and Mr Wix for their hard work in supporting the growth and talent of the performers. The fireworks brought great delight to many of the community both young and old. Thank you for supporting!
Our Parent Ambassador training will begin shortly. If you are interested in getting involved, learning more about the school and are keen to be a link for new families, please contact Sara Hagglof on email@example.com.
Yesterday a number of our teaching staff departed for Copenhagen to share their teaching experiences with educators from around the world at the Council of International School Conference. We wish Belén Gonzalez, Sue Davies, Kerry Wickersham and Mark Allen the best of luck for their presentations, which span the curriculum areas on the theme of ‘cultivating curiosity’.
I wish you a delightful weekend.
Whole School News
School Calendar 2017-2018
The 2017-18 Calendar is now available (link)
Join the Parent Ambassador programme!
First session on December 1st.
Primary School News
Thank you to all the EC2 parents who attended this week’s parent session on reading. Next week parent induction sessions for Managebac will be taking place.
Primary Student Council Christmas Appeal
Written by Aashika Suresh, P6 Student Council representative
This Christmas, the Student Council has come up with a new and unique idea. This project will put smiles on people’s faces! The Primary Student Council has decided to initiate a ‘Giving Advent Calendar’ whereby students can give food instead of receiving an advent chocolate.
Where the idea came from… Around the world, most schools have an advent calendar. It is a rectangular cardboard with dates and flaps. Inside each flap is a chocolate that a person gets to eat. We decided to take this idea but reverse it. Instead of taking a chocolate we are asking students to give food to Hogar Betania. The food brought into school should be something that will last for very long e.g. rice, tomato purees, vermicelli, flour, sugar, olive oil etc.
How it will work… Each classroom will have a blank calendar. From the first of December two students can write their names and what type type of food they will bring. By the end of this project our aim is for each class to have a hamper full of food that we will deliver in person to Hogar Betania.
BAKER BOOKS/SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
This week Primary students have taken home Baker Books and Scholastic catalogues, both with a wonderful selection of books for all ages. For secondary students catalogues/order forms will be available in The Link. If you would like to place any orders please complete the order forms in the catalogues and return to Mrs. Lin Campbell in P1, with the correct money in Euros. There is also an option to place orders online by connecting to: http://parentpay.bakerbooks.co.uk/clubs/SOTSPA2B or
This week Arwa one of our P5 mums, brought in ceremonial clothing and delicious food for P5 to try. P5 had chance to talk about traditions and writing. The students found it very interesting and learned a lot about the Jordanian culture for our unit of inquiry.
P4 Learning In the Science Labs
On Monday and Tuesday P4 were treated to a lesson all about acids and alkalis in the Science lab. The M2 “teachers” prepared an interactive lesson, which they delivered in pairs to small groups of P4 children.
P6 Unit Based Trip
On Tuesday P6 visited five of our local supermarkets in Pueblo Nuevo as we started to explore our new unit about marketing. They were collecting information related to the “Four Ps of Marketing” which they had researched last week. Their next steps were to share with each other what they have found in order to develop an overall picture of how this model works.
Secondary School News
Dates for your Diary
BAKER BOOKS / SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
Catalogues / order forms available from The Link, also online orders via the school.
University Convention – Monday 28th November
This event will be open to all parents from 2.00 – 4.00pm (Note. universities will leave at 4pm) and all of our secondary students will have an opportunity to meet with the university admissions teams on the day.
Some special M5 students were recently acknowledged for their hard work and progress in specific subject areas throughout the month of October. Congratulations!
On Tuesday this week Visual Arts students had the opportunity to listen to visiting lecturer, Gerald Deslandes on ‘European and American Art from 1970 – 2015’. Mr. Deslandes gave our IB Diploma students a masterful, illustrated presentation into the connection between modern history and art.
We thank Felicity Navarro from NADFAS for working closely with us. The next scheduled lecture will be on Wednesday 14 December – Lynne Gibson: ‘Symbols and Emblems in Dutch Genre Painting’.
Has anyone been wondering what Mrs. Warrick has been up to? Since retiring from her position as Drama and English teacher at SIS one of the things that has been keeping her busy is joining the International Club of Estepona’s amateur dramatic society. On Friday evening Anne Adamson, Henry and Mrs. Barling joined the DP Theatre students for a sneak preview of their latest production ‘Last Tango in Little Grimley.’
It was a great opportunity for the students to get the chance to critique some live theatre whilst enjoying watching the talented Mrs. Warrick strut the boards!
Thank you to all staff and M4+ students who participated and supported the Comedy Night on Wednesday 16th of November. There were some unforgettable moments and some evidence of true comedic talent.
Congratulations to all 6 teams who represented SIS in the Inter-schools competition on Wednesday at the Algeciras C.F. football stadium.
Over 65 SIS students represented SIS playing against teams from Laude, Swans, EIC, St. Anthony’s, BIC, British college and Aloha. In a fiercely contested event SIS U19 A team worked their way through to be crowned champions.
Are you a talented SIS golfer? Then join the qualifier for the ‘Junior European Open 2016’ this Sunday, 20th November at Alcaidesa. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone that played a part in making last Friday night so special. With over 1000 people attending, it was the biggest event yet, and was a true community event.
Thank you too, to Carlos from Jugarnia for supplying, setting up and supervising the rides.
Saturday 10th December, more details to follow soon.
Sotogrande International Stage School
The Sotogrande International Stage School recently celebrated Halloween by making a series of fun Halloween videos. To watch the students perform musical numbers from the Little Shop of Horrors and the Rocky Horror Show, visit our Youtube channel
If you want to join the fun and are interested in joining the SI Stage School please contact us at email@example.com
A huge well done to the Dreaming Dragons for their hard work and commitment at Fireworks Night last week – they took over €400!
A very exciting workshop took place on Wednesday 15th November for GCP Students run by Igor Jecl from the local Italian artisan confectionery business, La Pasqualina – Eccolo. To read all about the exciting work the GCP Students are undertaking, please click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/dreamingdragonsonlineoutlet
Thank you to Igor for his time and to Fred-Eric at Assist for the opportunity. Please look out for the great products that will be on sale soon.
Please remember, next Friday, the Second Hand Uniform Pop Up will be out as always. Look out for them and grab a bargain!
Please note: The Kindred Project is supporting our local partner, Hogar Betania with their Christmas Campaign and we will therefore not be collecting donations until the New Year. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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